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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:34 PM
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Mukasey pledges to fix Justice Dept. rep
Source: UPI

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey said Wednesday he has taken steps to ensure politics plays no role in Justice Department workings.

Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Mukasey said allegations the department had been politicized have been and continue to be addressed.

"It is absolutely crucial that the American people have complete confidence in the propriety of what we do, and I will work to make certain they can have such confidence," Mukasey said.

The attorney general also said tensions between the Democratically-controlled Congress and the executive branch are "part of the genius of the design of our Constitution."



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Mukasey Testimony Free and Easy Without Oath
By Kate Klonick - July 23, 2008, 12:33PM
In a rather odd bit of procedural maneuvering, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI), neglected to swear Attorney General Michael Mukasey before he testified to the committee today.

Mukasey seemed perplexed, and mentioned the omission before questioning began by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY):
`SNIP`

We're no strangers to hearings here at TPM, but we're not quite sure what's going on with this. Our best guess? Conyers is trying to ensure quality testimony from Mukasey by relaxing the hearing. Readers have any other guesses?


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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:39 PM
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1. Isn't it a crime to lie to Congress? If so, then anyone who intentionally lies could be charged
with perjury, I believe.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:42 PM
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2. Is he resigning? n/t
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:48 PM
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3. maybe it will jog his memory and there will be less "i don't recall's"
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:16 PM
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4. He is not W's lawyer so if he is being honest, then he should send the
subpoened papers over.
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:59 PM
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5. I know his solution
Appoint a non-partisan party to select judges...someone like Dick Cheney or Karl Rove, say.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:51 PM
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6. EASY Muksey! Just release the butt load of documents you've been
sitting on and get your ass over to Capitol Hill and tell the truth!
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:51 PM
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7. I thought it was already as fixed as possible. n/t
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spotbird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:07 PM
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8. Sadly, it is already fixed. nt
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